Trees are almost completely debarked at top in the background. Formerly healthy shrubs are also
Trees are almost completely debarked at top in the background. Formerly healthy shrubs are also stripped and debarked. Image from Alvin Cummings.
An extremely powerful tornado moved through the communities of Ringgold, Apison, and Cleveland during the evening of April 27, 2011. One of the most violent tornadoes to ever hit the area, this monster took the lives of 24 people and injured roughly 667. In order to fully tell the stories of the places affected and how they dealt with the disaster, the track has been divided into two summaries. This overview is FREE. The detailed summaries are a part of our membership plan.